Manuscript Preparation and Submission Guidelines

High quality papers presented to the SOFT 2014 will be published in a special edition of the International Journal “Fusion Engineering and Design” edited by Elsevier after a peer review. The entire submission and review process of this journal is handled electronically using the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). For this reason all the authors of the papers accepted for the SOFT 2014 conference have to do an extra registration to this electronic editorial system that differs from the SOFT 2014 database used for the abstract submission. Of course only the papers corresponding to the accepted abstracts will be taken into consideration for the publication process. Manuscripts of accepted contributions must be submitted by October 5th 2014 to allow for peer review processing.


All papers should be submitted electronically through the following link. Authors submit their papers online by simply registering, logging on and submitting. For this special edition of “Fusion Engineering and Design”, the special issue (“SOFT 2014”) and the name of the Guest Editor (Dr. Rafael Vila) should be indicated.


As indicated below, to speed up the edition process you are also kindly requested to use the “comments” box to introduce your SOFT conference abstract final number.


All correspondence, including notification of the editor's decision and requests for revisions, is done by e-Mail and via the Author's homepage, removing the need for hard copy.


Instruction and assistance for the online submission is available at the conference web site The submitted manuscripts have to be written in English, and should bear the name(s) and full affiliation(s) of the author(s) as well as the mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-Mail address of the corresponding author. The length of the poster contributed papers is up to 4 journal pages. The length of contributed orals and invited papers is up to 6 journal pages.


You may use the paper template to ensure you meet the page limits.


Please note that the journal is printed in black and white, no colours.



Manuscript Submission Guidelines Submission of Manuscripts via EES:


1. Click on the following link to access the website of Fusion Engineering and Design.


2. On that page, select the item “submit paper” from the links at the top of the page.


3. Enter your existing EES username and password and click “Author Login”. If you do not presently have an EES account, create one at this time by clicking “Register Now”.


4. Now you are in your Author Main Menu. Follow the instructions for a new submission. During this process you have to follow 9 steps:




a. Enter Title: please give the title of the paper according to the abstract that has been accepted for


b. Select Article Type: please select “SOFT 2014”.


c. Add/Edit/Remove Authors: Please enter the details of all authors (other than you) who contributed to the work reported in your manuscript.


d. Submit Abstract: please upload the abstract of the paper.


e. Enter Keywords: please enter appropriate Keywords.


f. Select Classifications: this input is required for internal purposes of EES. By doing this step, you enable the system to better match EES Reviewers who have identical or similar Classifications to review your submission. Please note that this classification differs from the SOFT 2014 topics.


g. Enter Comments: IMPORTANT: To speed up the edition process please use this part to introduce your SOFT abstract final number (created when you uploaded it, e.g. O1A.1, P2.123) and, if needed, to report changes in comparison to the accepted abstract (e.g. modification of the title). The editor will decide on your requests.


h. Request Editor: the name of “Dr. Mohamed Abdou.” has to be selected.


i. Attach Files: this section will be used to upload your manuscript. Figures and tables can be uploaded within the manuscript file or by using additional separated files.



Complete manuscript preparation instructions are available via the Guide for authors link.